Joshua Kimmich Gets Two-Match Ban After Red Card in Bayern Munich Win
|Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern München has been given a red card from referee Martin Petersen during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and SV Darmstadt 98 at Allianz Arena on October 28, 2023 in Munich, Germany.(Image-Getty)
The German Football Association (DFB) announced that Bayern Munich's midfielder Joshua Kimmich has received a two-match ban in the Bundesliga, following his early red card in their commanding 8-0 victory over Darmstadt 98 on Saturday. This suspension entails Kimmich's absence from the upcoming crucial clash against Borussia Dortmund this Saturday, as well as the subsequent home game against Heidenheim next week.
During the match, the Germany international was promptly shown a straight red card after a mishap in controlling a pass from his own goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, resulting in a foul on Marwin Mehlem at the edge of the box. Subsequently, Darmstadt found themselves reduced to nine players before Bayern's prolific scoring spree of eight goals in the second half.
With Bayern Munich currently positioned in second place with 23 points, trailing leaders Bayer Leverkusen by a margin of two points, the absence of Kimmich will certainly impact the team's upcoming pivotal encounters, including the much-anticipated match against Dortmund, who are currently positioned fourth in the league standings with 21 points.